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January - Straw Bear Festival Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire on Plough Tuesday

Whittlesey straw bear

The Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival is an English folk tradition. The Straw Bear comes out every year on Plough Monday, the first Monday after Twelfth Night.

Photo by Auguste Francois, ca 1870, depicting Su Yuanchun, (1844-1908 AD) a Manchu general in Guangxi.  A tough illiterate Manchu, Su Yuanchun was one of the last great warrior Manchus. He distinguished himself in the field and made it from a simple soldier to a distinguished general in a time when the Qing fought battles against modern firearms with sabers, spears, bows, arrows and matchlock muskets. He commanded a force against the French at the battle of Zhennan Passwhich and won.

Фото: Огюст Франсуа, 1870 г. Photo by Auguste Francois, ca depicting Su Yuanchun, AD) a Manchu general in Guangxi.

Hobby-horse mummer from Weisbach from Axel Hoedt's book 'Dusk'

Axel Hoedt – Hobby-horse mummer from Weisbach from Hoedt's book Dusk

Mummers on the piste in rural England

As a local tradition, this Mummers Play marks the start of Christmas for many of us and it was performed earlier today in a snowy rural lane.

Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival Annual celebration - January - The Whittlesea…

British Special Days January 2013 Holidays in the UK

CHAOSKAMPF | hyperb0rean:   In the alpine region, many...

“ In the alpine region, many traditions that predate Christianity are still alive and revered by the local folks. One of them is the “Klausentreiben” during the night of the sixth of.

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